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Vermilion River Bridge to Close This Week
LAFAYETTE, La. (KPEL News) - The wheel of traffic construction will stop on the Eloi Broussard Bridge over the Vermilion River on E. Broussard Road in Lafayette this week as DOTD workers will be making bridge repairs Thursday morning. The work is necessary as crews will be working from 8:30 a...
Opelousas Man Out on Bond, Arrested on Domestic Violence Again
A man out on bond for domestic violence is accused of harming in girlfriend in a domestic violence incident.
Hit-and-Run Crash Claims Life of Duson Pedestrian
ST. MARTIN PARISH, La. (KPEL News) - A pedestrian is dead and Louisiana State Police are looking for the driver whose vehicle struck him during an overnight hit-and-run crash in St. Martin Parish. According to a press release from State Police, Troopers responded to the crash shortly before 3:00 a...
Terrible Tragedy after Motorcyclist Dies in a Crash on Pinhook
A crash on West Pinhook Monday night claimed the life of a local man.
How Close is Louisiana to Banning Field Burning?
LAFAYETTE, La. (KPEL News) - Field burning - it makes for a controversial topic of discussion here in South Louisiana. According to lawinsider.com, "field burning means the burning of any grass field, grain field, pasture, rangeland or other field by open burning or by use of mobile equipment or flaming equipment on any land or vegetation." ...
New Iberia Man Gets Jail for Getting Meth Shipped to a Home
A New Iberia man is going to jail for getting methamphetamine sent to an associate's home.
St. Landry Parish Man Convicted of Sexual Battery of Child
A St. Landry Parish man was found guilty of two counts of sexual battery.
Scott House Destroyed by Fire, Adjacent Home Has Heat Damage
Firefighters were called out to put out a blaze at a home on Maywood Street.
New Details Released in Lafayette Trespassing Shooting Case
UDPATE: LAFAYETTE, La. (KPEL News) - Lafayette Police have released the name of the man charged in the early Sunday morning shooting on Verdun Street. 52-year-old Patrick Narcisse of Lafayette is scheduled to appear in court Tuesday morning at 8:30 a ...
The Night Elizabeth Smart Shared Her Story With Lafayette
LAFAYETTE, La. (KPEL News) - Elizabeth Smart is a name the nation came to know and pray for in 2002 when she was kidnapped from her bedroom in Salt Lake City, Utah, on June 5th. She endured nine months of hell as she was forced to stay with a man who not only took her from her family but also raped her, all with a wife who was his accomplice. ...
18-Wheeler Carrying Hazardous Materials Has Accident in Scott
SCOTT, La. (KPEL News) - A crash early Friday morning involving an 18-wheeler carrying hazardous materials caused Brothers Road in Scott to be shut down but, thankfully, the situation did not get any worse. Scott Fire Chief Chad Sonnier says firefighters were dispatched to the 100 block of Brothers Road just after 4:00 a...
Local Caregiver Accused of Punching Victim in the Stomach
OPELOUSAS, La. (KPEL News) - A woman from Opelousas has been arrested after the woman she was supposed to be taking care of reported her for allegedly abusing her. 31-year-old Charnette Guillory was arrested this week by deputies with the St...
Louisiana Parents Accused of Smothering Child Decades Ago
Louisiana State Police officials say the mother and father of an infant smothered in 1992 have been arrested.
Local Couple Arrested After Children Sent to Hospital
BREAUX BRIDGE, La. (KPEL News) - Two children have been released from the hospital while their mother and her boyfriend are in jail accused in their injuries. At the beginning of the school week, school administrators at an elementary school in St. Martin P...
Louisiana's Miss USA Ali Landry Coming Back Home to Launch Book
LAFAYETTE, La. (KPEL News) - Ali Landry was a name heard across the nation in 1995 when she won the Miss Louisiana USA title. It catapulted her to new heights and amazing opportunities, which she seized, as she continued to make her friends and family back home proud. Ali Landry then ...
Tragedy as Woman & Child Die in Bus Crash in Jackson Parish, La
A woman and a passenger in her vehicle died after their vehicle hit the back of a bus in Jackson Parish.
I-10 Basin Bridge Highlights Traffic Closures Across Acadiana
LAFAYETTE, La. (KPEL News) - For the next two weeks, the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development is shining a spotlight on bridges across South Louisiana. From regular maintenance to improvements, DOTD crews will be out working to make the bridges safer to drive on...
A Woman Named Precious is Charged in Lafayette Parish Shooting
DUSON, La. (KPEL News) - A shooting over the weekend left a man in the hospital and has landed a woman in the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center. According to a press release from the Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office, the incident happened late Sunday night as deputies responded to the shooting in the 400 block of Marigny Circle in Duson around 11:30 p...
Speak Your Mind Jane Fonda, But Do You Have to Bash a Sponsor?
Jane Fonda had plenty of critical things to say about a sponsor of an event she was paid to attend in Baton Rouge.
Recall Threshold Lowered Against Nola Mayor LaToya Cantrell
NEW ORLEANS, La. (KPEL News) - The "No LaToya" group made headlines when they announced that organizers had attained the signatures needed to recall New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell. Now, residents of New Orleans and political pundits across Louisiana wait for the signatures to be verified by the Orleans Parish Registrar of Voters, which must be done by March 22nd. And for ...